A NOVEL inspired by Chester Infirmary has flown off the shelves.
Author Caroline Rance was at Waterstones, Chester, on Saturday, May 2, to sign copies of her debut book Kill-Grief.
Caroline said: “The book signing was excellent, it went really well. We nearly sold out of books on the day.
“Several people said they had seen the article about the book signing in the Chronicle and were particularly interested it was set in Chester.”
The book takes a look into the gruesome world of Chester Infirmary, based in St Marton’s Fields, in the 18th century.
It follows the story of a young Wirral woman who takes a job as a nurse to escape her dubious past. She ends up seeking further refuge in rotgut gin – the ‘kill-grief’ of the title.
The sights, sounds and smells of 1750s Chester are brought to life as the heroine searches for a mysterious beggar who has been following her, and visits the horrific dungeons of the old Northgate Gaol.
Caroline, raised in Irby, Wirral, will be returning to Chester in October to take part in the Chester Literature Festival.